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Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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An opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy teams at UHD.

As a Band 5 within our teams we can offer you:

A one-year post graduation Preceptorship Programme

A wide range of experience in rotations available across acute hospital sites, and into the community through our collaborative partnerships and Discharge to Assess pathways, or the potential for a static post in one team.

Profession specific training

Continuing Professional Development and Training opportunities

The opportunity to learn from highly skilled therapists within collaborative therapy teams

Supportive, friendly therapy teams

Peer support from existing Band 5s


Clinical supervision

Values based Appraisal

An opportunity to help shape services

A full driving license and access to a car is essential.

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

To be successful in securing this post, you will have:

- Experience of working as an occupational therapist (or relevant placement experience)

- Willing to participate in 7 day working on a rota basis

We welcome applicants wishing for part-time or full time posts, and who wish for rotational or static posts in teams. This can be discussed on application and through interview.

Base Location: Poole Hospital or Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Pre reg Degree in Occupational Therapy either BSc(Hons) or MSc (Hons)
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists



  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the post which involves patient handling and carrying equipment
  • Good problem solving and clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise



  • Student experience/placements in the following areas: o Acute physical inpatient areas o Community health areas
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis


  • Experience working within a care setting.
  • Supervision of assistant staff
  • Involvement in audit or quality improvement projects

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to drive and hold a clean driver's license



  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Able to work within a multi-disciplinary team

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